Raise your hand if you know you should eat healthier snacks at work, but somehow end up bingeing on junk food. Healthy snacks are easier to find than you think, here are some ideas for what to take to work.
You can’t go wrong with fresh fruit at the office. Slice up some fruits into a beautiful salad. If that sounds like too much effort, pack low-maintenance picks like apples, oranges, and pears, so all you need to do is wash and eat.
Fresh fruit is always a great snack option but if you want to mix things up, try dried apricots, raisins, apples, or bananas. These snacks are sweet, high in fiber and other nutrients.
We’re not talking about lettuce or broccoli, bring some crunchy baby carrots, celery sticks, or cherry tomatoes to the office. If you’re short on time, grab some pre-packaged ones or chop them up yourself.
|Pre-portioned cheese: Having some string cheese on hand is a good idea for the dairy-lovers out there. Cheese brings protein and calcium to your snack-time routine. For a perfect midday, post-workout snack, string cheese can be served up with some crunchy crackers to deliver an ideal blend of protein and carbs.|
| Hard Boiled Eggs:
This is an excellent source of protein, which will satisfy hunger and stabilize blood sugars. But be aware of the offensive smell so eat your hard-boiled egg in the office kitchen.
A cup of yogurt is one of the easiest healthy breakfasts out there, and it’s also an ideal snack. This protein-rich food can feel like a treat when some fresh fruit or even a light drizzle of honey is thrown on top.
Don’t fall victim to the buttery, salty microwaved bags at the office. Snack freely by air-popping your own at home, and bring it in for a special snack.
Skip the sugar-laden stuff, and opt for a fiber-rich whole grain cereal. Instant oatmeal packets are another great snack to have hidden in your desk drawers when hunger strikes — or when you’re running late and skipped breakfast by mistake.
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